Bhatikar barge into semis
MARGAO: Bhatikar Model School entered the semifinals of the 17th Mukund Trikannad Memorial Inter-School U-16 Cricket Tournament, organised by Margao Cricket Club (MCC), after beating Sarvodaya HS, Curchorem by 70 runs at Dr Rajendra Prasad Stadium, Margao on Thursday. Batting first Bhatikar posted 148 for 5 in 20 overs with Omkar Deshbhandari being the topscore with 57. In reply, Sarvodaya managed 78 for 9 in 20 overs. For Bhatikar, Subhav Borkar took 4 for 13. In day’s other match, King’s HS, Sao Jose de Areal defeated Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bambolim by 8 wickets to reach the quarters. Batting first KV Bambolim made 114 for 7 in 20 overs. In reply, King’s achieved the target in the 19th overs losing just two wickets. Shashank Verenkar (50) and Izaan Shaikh (not out 40) stitched an 89-run partnership for the opening wicket.
5V5 hockey on Feb 19
PANAJI: The 8th Annual Pioneer Trophy, one-day Hockey 5’s tournament will be held at Don Bosco Ground, Panjim on February 19 from 10am onwards. The tournament is being organised by the Pilar Fathers, Valpoi in collaboration with Hockey Heritage Group Goa. The tournament is supported by Goans Hockey, the governing body of Hockey in Goa. Spot entries are accepted and all participating teams should report at 9.30 am.
St Anthony’s reach quarters
CURTORIM: St Anthony’s SC, Colva entered the quarterfinals of Wilred Leisure football tournament, defeating St Sebatian Club, Benaulim 5-4 via tie-breaker, at DSYA grounds on Thursday. The teams played a 1-1 draw in the regulation time. While St Sebastian went into the lead through Faizal Bepari, Inacoo Fernandes restored parity for St Anthony’s. In the tie-breaker, Colva side scored accurately through Ruddie Fernandes, Joseph Pereira, Macson Fernandes and Roger Lawrence. St Sebastian Club, Benaulim could find the mark only through Rodney Fernandes, Faizal Bepari and Stephen Baptista.
GFA Second Div (Mormugao): Young Humorist SC V Cortalim Villagers, Velsao, 4pm;
GFA Second Div (Ilhas): Portais Sporting Club V St Sebastian S C, Santa Cruz, Goa Velha, 4 pm.
XI Reira Soccer Cup (quarters): Calangute Association V Penha de Franca, Saligao grounds, 4.30 pm.
Wilred Leisure Cup: Cuncolim Union V Sao Jose de Areal, DSYA grounds, Curtorim, 4.30 pm.
17th Trikannad cricket: St Joseph’s Institute, Vasco V AJD Almeida HS, Ponda, 9 am; Mahila Nutan HS V King’s School, 2 pm; both matches at MCC ground, Margao.